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01/24/06

Karnosky Dies at 89

Col. Karnosky at a 2003 Exchange Club event. Col. Karnosky at a 2003 Exchange Club event.

A well-known, highly decorated World War II veteran was laid to rest today. Retired colonel Ben Karnosky, seen here in one of many Exchange Club of Savannah Flag Day ceremonies he organized and long championed, died Saturday and was buried today with full military honors at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Karnosky served in the Pacific and Europe during World War II. He held command positions at Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfied. He was a former chairman of the board of tax assessors of Chatham County, and was extremely active in the community.

Col. Ben Karnosky was 89.

Reported by: Sonny Dixon, sonnyd@wtoc.com

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